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Neighbourhood 
Developing
Careers

ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED,

BRIDGING THE INFORMATION GAP

Building the Future Generation of Builders

Welcome to NDC Trades

Discover a world of possibilities in the skilled trades. NDC (Neighbourhood Developing Careers) is your gateway to a future filled with opportunity, knowledge, and community. Join us on this journey as we empower black Canadians, indigenous individuals, and immigrants to embrace their potential and thrive in the skilled trades industry.

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Who We Are

Discover the Heart of NDC

Welcome to NDC Trades, the Black Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to educating black, immigrant, indigenous youth, and their communities about the vast career opportunities in Skilled Trades.

NDC aims to bridge the information gap by exposing parents and youth to the opportunities in the trades through mentoring, guidance, education and training.

We believe that dreams have the power to shape futures. With our hands-on experience and deep understanding of the challenges faced by underrepresented communities, we are committed to providing comprehensive resources, mentorship, and support to individuals who aspire to pursue fulfilling trade careers.

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"ONTARIO'S DEMAND FOR WORKERS IN THE TRADES IS ON THE RISE, AND WE WANT TO ATTRACT MORE YOUNG AND TALENTED PEOPLE INTO THE EXCITING AND CHALLENGING WORLD OF TRADES.

 

BECOMING AN IRONWORKER OR A SPRINKLER FITTER SHOULD BE AS OBVIOUS AS BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER OR A LAWYER. OUR GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT ALL YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE PROVINCE HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO ACQUIRE THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE THEY NEED TO GET GOOD JOBS."

Monte McNaughton

Former Minister of Labour

NDC Programming

Building Skills, Unlocking Potential

Through our unique and comprehensive programming, we provide invaluable resources and guidance to help individuals thrive in the skilled trades industry. From informative workshops and career exploration sessions to apprenticeship support and mentorship programs, we equip our community members with the tools they need to succeed. 

Education

Knowledge is power, and at NDC Trades, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive education in the skilled trades. Our education programs inspire, inform, and empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Through engaging workshops, informative sessions, and expert-led talks, we empower participants to navigate the trades industry with confidence and excellence.

Community Engagement 

We believe in the power of community and the strength that comes from collective action. Our community engagement programs foster collaboration, connection, and the sharing of knowledge within the skilled trades ecosystem. Through partnerships, events, and outreach initiatives, we actively engage with local communities, forging meaningful relationships, and promoting inclusivity in the trades.

Mentorship

Mentorship lies at the heart of our programming. We believe in the transformative power of guidance and support. Our mentorship programs connect aspiring tradespeople with experienced professionals who serve as mentors, offering invaluable insights, advice, and encouragement. 

Through these meaningful connections, individuals receive personalized guidance, motivation, and the opportunity to develop important industry networks.

Working From Home

NDC eLearning Portal

Online Courses to get Career Ready!

Explore NDC's eLearning portal, your gateway to continuous growth and professional development.  Our self-paced online courses are designed to empower individuals like you with the tools and expertise needed to excel in trades information, leadership, finance, HR, and much more. Best of all, these courses are completely FREE, enabling you to learn without limitations. Let's embark on a transformative learning journey together.

Collaborate, Create, Inspire

Partnerships that Inspire

Join our growing network of union and community partnerships. Together, we bridge the information gap, inspire change, and empower underserved communities. Explore the power of collaboration and co-inspiration as we shape a future of endless possibilities.

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Events that Ignite

Summer Festival Tour

Immerse yourself in our dynamic events that celebrate the skilled trades. From our summer festival tour to engaging workshops and inspiring guest speakers, we create experiences that fuel passion and ignite dreams. Discover the excitement and energy that awaits you.

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NDC BLOG

Stay informed and inspired through our engaging blog. Discover insightful articles, success stories, industry trends, and expert advice to fuel your passion for the skilled trades. Our blog is a platform where we share valuable information, tips, and inspiring stories from individuals who have found success in the trades. Join our community and be part of the conversation.

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Unleash Your Potential

Membership that Opens Doors

Become a member and unlock exclusive benefits. Gain access to insider information, invitations to general meetings, personalized support, and a curated e-learning portal experience that will fuel your growth. Join our vibrant community and take charge of your skilled trades journey.

Invest in Progress

Donate and Fuel Transformation

Your financial contributions fuel our mission. Support our programs, initiatives, and operating costs to create a lasting impact. Every dollar you donate drives progress, opens doors, and empowers individuals to thrive. Join us in building a skilled trades industry that reflects diversity, equality, and opportunity.

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